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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

Together We Can Achieve Excellence

MFL French

Together We Make Learning A Memorable, Unmissable Adventure

Through our teaching we aim to provide an opening into another culture. We want to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. we hope to provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to visit,  study and work in other countries.

At Newton Burgoland  Primary School we follow the national curriculum in England for foreign languages.

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  •  speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  •  can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  •  discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

Pupils achieving typically know, by the end of KS2

Spoken language



How to name and describe people.

How to name and describe a place.

How to name and describe an object.

How to have a short conversation saying 3-4 things.

How to give a response using a short phrase.

How to to speak in sentences using vocabulary from the topics studied

How to say what I like/dislike about a familiar topic

How to ask questions using vocabulary from the topics studied

How to read and understand a short passage using familiar language.

How to explain the main points in a short passage.

How to read a passage independently.

How to use a bilingual dictionary or glossary to look up new words.


How to write phrases from memory.

How to write 2-3 short sentences on a familiar topic.